IIDA NE Providence City Center, AIAri, and RIASLA will once again join together to host the 2018  Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase on May 3, 2018. Companies producing earth-friendly building materials set up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, attendees have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, and learn about the latest innovations regarding sustainable products from various vendors. The event also includes an Earth Day sample collection so attendees have an opportunity to fill up a box (or three!) as they conquer their spring cleaning of their material library and donate  unused/unwanted sample materials at the event!

Event Date & Time

Thursday, May 3, 2018
4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Event Location

Roger Williams Botanical Garden
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI

Program Details

4:30 – 7:00 p.m. – CEU Programs

CEU #1: 4:30  5.30 p.m. 
Interpreting Transparency Documents: How LCAs, EPDs, and HPDs Assist Designers with Product Selection
Presented by CertainTeed

This course considers how architectural transparency documents promote environmentally sustainable buildings. Attendees will explore the creation of LCA, EPD, and HPD documents, and explore how to use these documents as tools for product evaluation and specification. The relationships between transparency documents and third-party organizations such as and UL and LEED will be discussed.

  • AIA: 1 LU/HSW
  • ASLA: awaiting accreditation
  • IDCEC: awaiting accreditation

CEU #2: 6:00  7:00 p.m. 
LEED, LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES, The Sustainable SITES Initiative – Extraordinary Design Initiatives in Rhode Island’s Historic Green Buildings Act Presentation
Presented by USGBC/ Ken Filarski

In 2009 Rhode Island made history, being the first state in the nation to adopt LEED as public law in The Green Buildings Act, RIGL 37-24, authored by the U.S. Green Building Council Rhode Island. In 2017 The Green Buildings Act was amended to include LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES – The Sustainable SITES Initiative into public law, authored by the U.S. Green Building Council Rhode Island. Just as the original 2009 Green Buildings Act was historic, the 2017 amendments to the Act again are historic as Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to adopt LEED-ND and SITES into public law. With LEED addressing the important sustainability of buildings, and LEED for Neighborhood Development addressing the sustainability of buildings and their neighborhoods, the built landscapes and green infrastructure of SITES have the have the unique capacity to protect and even regenerate natural systems, thereby increasing the ecosystem services they provide. This presentation will explore The Green Buildings Act and the tools it has to provide and deliver a holistic continuum of sustainable buildings, sustainable communities, and sustainable landscapes.

  • AIA: 1LU/HSW
  • ASLA: 1 credit
  • IDCEC: accreditation pending

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Sustainable Design Showcase & Networking

FREE to all – Companies producing earth-friendly building materials will be setting up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Earth Day Sample Collection: Donate your unused or unwanted sample materials!

In the spirit of Earth Day, a sample collection effort has been organized for the day of the event so don’t forget to bring your old materials and samples! All samples donated will benefit Resources Recycling for RI Education. They are a registered 501c3 non-profit that help stimulate creative learning by offering low-cost and no-cost materials for educators. A drop-off location will be available at the entrance of the event. Check back for more information on what materials we are looking for this year!

Exhibit Details – 50% sold out!

Vendor registration is LIVE! Space is limited and will be appointed on a first come/first served basis. Please note unlike year’s past vendors will fill out their application and submit payment in one step. The event committee will review applications to ensure sustainable product compliance and follow up with any additional questions as needed. Additional table requests will be reviewed and granted in the order in which they are received at the end of the vendor enrollment period (4/9).

To sign up to be a vendor, please click here.

Attendee Registration

Attendee registration is now open! Please click here to secure your spot.


Please email Meaghan Kennedy at mkennedy@llbarch.com.